[Paris]: 1920. The French artist George Barbier (1882-1932) was one of the most sophisticated and prolific illustrators and designers of his era. His Art Deco creations using the techniques of pochoir printing were both modern and classic, highly stylized, and extremely colorful. He became extremely popular after his first exhibition at the age of twenty-nine, and was widely sought after to design theater and ballet costumes, illustrate books, and most notably to produce haute couture fashion illustrations. He was somewhat forgotten after his early death at age fifty, but there has been strong renewed interest in his work in recent years. This beautiful and scarce pochoir illustration was used in the 1921 French book of fairy tales "Le Carrosse Aux Deux Lezards Verts" (The Coach Pulled by Two Green Lizards). It is an Arabesque scene with two women in the forefront of a a depiction of an Oriental location. It is signed by Barbier with his initials and the date 1920. The design and colors are quintessential Barbier, with its stylized design and deeply rich colors. The illustration is 4.25 x 6.25 inches and is mounted on a 6.5 x 8 inch sheet of paper. Both the illustration and the sheet of paper have vertical cuts to the bottom left and right edges. The paper sheet has a few light spots on its right edge not affecting the illustration, which is in near fine condition. ORIG/080316.